Buyer

Deadline: 31st August 2021

*** STRICTLY NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES***

1.0 POSITION SUMMARY

Job Title: Buyer
Employment Status: Permanent
Line Manager: Purchasing Manager
Location: Shoreham-by-Sea
Salary: DOE – competitive salary
Standard Working Hours: 37.50 hours per week between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday inclusive
Holiday Entitlement: 25 days per annum, plus bank holidays
Benefits: Company Pension Scheme, Health Scheme (BUPA), Life Cover, EAP (employee assistance programme), Free Beverages, Work Uniform, Discounted Gym Membership, Discounted Eye-wear and Free Eye Test, Ride to Work Scheme, Electric Car Charging, Free Parking On-site.

Cox Powertrain is a privately owned, well-funded company. It has taken a clean sheet of paper approach through its five-year development programme to deliver diesel engine designs that combine best engineering practice with patented technologies to unlock new levels of performance and packaging.

The core engine module is a V8, 8 piston, 4-stroke turbo charged diesel with a capacity of 4.4ltr litres that delivers up to 350 hp (261 kW) per module. Principal benefits are increased responsiveness combined with reduced size, mass and parts count when compared with conventional diesels of similar power output and improved fuel efficiency and storage safety compared to gasoline engines of similar power output.

2.1 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

We currently have an opening for an enthusiastic Buyer to work in our offices located on the south coast, providing functional support to the procurement team within a fast-paced manufacturing facility.

    • Priority will be to ensure supplier quality and reliability of parts into the facility, ensuring delivery promises are maintained by suppliers.
    • To manage the piece part price on Epicor to ensure that all purchase orders raised and presented for sign off are presented to the correct value.
    • To expedite orders in accordance with purchase order requirements.
    • As required – Issue out NDA’s and maintain the NDA register.
    • Maintain the programme BoM’s with purchasing information to ensure all parts being dealt with in a timely manner; drive in conjunction with engineering the drawing release process with dates to maintain timings.
    • Promote sound relationships with suppliers and the business community.
    • Deal with supplier enquires and acknowledgments
    • Create and maintain mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with suppliers to foster feedback and continuous improvement.
    • Manage suppliers, cost, quality, and delivery performance.
    • To manage supplier contracts making sure they remain relevant, in date and compliant with any regulations and laws and to ensure a process of annual contract reviews is in place and undertaken.

3.0 STANDARDS

    • Experience of Epicor ERP system would be advantageous
    • Full Current Driver’s License.
    • Enthusiastic, resilient, with a high level of self-motivation to overcome obstacles.
    • Excellent commercial/contractual/negotiation/skills.
    • Able to work under pressure.
    • Time management – able to self-organize the work content.
    • Ability to travel – Mainly UK Europe.

4.0 SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

    • A minimum of 5 years of procurement experience.
    • CIPS qualified or part qualified preferred but not essential.
    • Automotive Quality Process experience – APQP/PPAP.
    • Basic Engine/ Engineering experience required.
    • Ability to read engineering drawings.
    • Manufacturing experience & awareness.
    • Proven ability to self-manage & deliver on time to budget.
    • Excellent Inter-personal skills to build relationship internally & externally.
    • Excellent negotiation skills.
    • Reliable and flexible in their approach.
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ABOUT COX POWERTRAIN

Cox Powertrain is a privately owned engineering company based in Shoreham by Sea. Cox have spent the past decade developing a ground-breaking new engine, supported by £120m of private investment, for marine industry which is disrupting the global marine market. Cox Powertrain have over 150 permanent employees, with strong connections with the automotive industry.

The core engine module is a V8, 4-stroke turbo charged diesel with a capacity of 4.4ltr litres that delivers up to 300 hp (224kW) per module.  Principal benefits are increased responsiveness combined with reduced size, mass and parts count when compared with conventional diesels of similar power output and improved fuel efficiency and storage safety compared to gasoline engines of similar power output.